Alpine Skiing - Coed Junior Varsity

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Head Coach:  John Borwick '81 (johnborwick@berkshireschool.org)

Assistant Coaches: Cency Middleton, John Slyer, Scott Govertsen, George Frick and Bob Brigham

Coach John Borwick is a former Head U16 Coach of the Holiday program in New York, before moving west to work as a U16 Coach with MART. Borwick was selected to work with the National Development System in USSA Rocky/Central before returning to take on the position of Alpine U16 Coach & Alpine Admissions with the Stratton Mountain School. While at SMS, Borwick worked under two former U.S. Ski Team coaches, Mike Morin and Eric Harlow, and coached current USST athletes Brittany Lathrop, Libby Gibson and Nick Krause. Borwick is a USSA certified Alpine Coach, Alpine Official and former USSA Eastern Program Coach.

Coach Evan Clary brings with him a tireless energy and a thirst for knowledge both on and off the race hill. Coach Clary grew up ski racing in Colorado before setting his sights on academics. At Berkshire, Evan chairs the English Department, which ensures that our racers are both fast and grammatically correct. Coach Clary is a licensed USSA Coach.

Coach Cency Middleton is a former Williston Northampton School ski racer who competed in NEPSAC competitions. Cency attended Washington and Jefferson College where she helped lead her women’s soccer team to two straight Presidents Athletic Council Championships and selections into the NCAA DIII National Championship Tournament. Cency brings with her, a wealth of skills, knowledge and passion to the ski race program. Coach Middleton is a licensed USSA Club Coach. 

Coach Bob Brigham returned to the Berkshire School in the fall of 2010 to resume as Program Director. Coach Brigham is a former Berkshire School Ski Team Head Coach, Chemistry Teacher and Asst Head of School (1971–1989). Bob is also a former coach with the Sugar Mt. Ski Team (NC), President of the Berkshire Ski League, President of USSA/Tristate Alpine Racing Association and the Southern Alpine Racing Association. Coach Brigham is a USSA certified Alpine Coach and a Level IV Technical Delegate. 

Coach George Frick spent the past fifteen of sixteen years coaching the U16/U14 level at the Okemo Mountain Alpine Race Association and has worked with scores of young athletes who went on to qualify for Vermont State Teams, J4 Future Stars and the U16 Junior Olympic levels. For the past year, George coached Berkshire’s USSA Club Program earning his athletes additional honors in the USSA Tristate league, and within USSA Eastern Team spots. George is a USSA licensed Alpine Coach and Alpine Official.

Coach John Slyer has been coaching competitive sports for the past 29 years, specializing in cycling, track and ski racing. He's the Head Coach of the Multi-Sport Triathlon Club and Adventure Camp and is a certified NYS Teacher.  John began his ski coaching career with the Brodie Mountain Ski Team before working with the Bousquet Ski Team. He's gone on to become a volunteer with the Jiminy Peak Ski Team as well as is a full-time ski patrolman with Jiminy. John is also a licensed USSA Coach and Alpine Official.

Coach Scott Govertsen joined the Berkshire School Ski Team for the 2012-13 season with a strong background in the P.S.I.A "Professional Ski Instructors of America" organization. Scott is a certified Level 2 Alpine Ski Instructor and has taught alpine skiing professionally for 8 years at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. At Jiminy, Scott was a staff trainer and all-around instructor. Scott is also a USSA Certified Alpine Coach and Alpine Official. 

Berkshire School

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 |  Sheffield, MA 01257
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